“The FDA approves a coronavirus test that can give results in 5 minutes”
The headline says it all.
Abbott Laboratories has developed a COVID-19 test kit that can be administered anywhere, “from hospital emergency rooms to urgent care clinics to physicians’ offices,” and can “can deliver positive results in as little as five minutes, and negative results within 13 minutes.”
This rapid testing is a marked improvement over the existing procedures which takes four to five days for the results. For high risk patients this is a life saver. And for the rest, a faster and better assessment tool in the battle against the virus.
The Abbott coronavirus test will be shipped next week and is expected to deliver 50,000 tests a day. Now we are talking.